I struggled for many years with bulimia, anxiety, depression, insomnia and over-exercising. Over the years, I sought help from counselors, personal trainers, countless weight loss programs, 12 step programs… and even spent 8 months attending an outpatient treatment for eating disorders in desperate search for answers. Through all of this, I was told that my struggles were due to a disease, that I would never be able to eat normal foods—especially chocolate or sweets, as they were “trigger foods” for my brain. I was also told that I would always have to attend 12 step programs and that I would always struggle on some level for the rest of my life…then I met someone who worked at Weigh Down, and I learned about this revolutionary faith-based program that was setting thousands free. I immediately signed up for a class. For the first time, I began to eat “normal food” and I permanently lost all my excess weight (without relying on strenuous, over-exercise)! Plus, I can now eat sweets and all the “trigger foods”—without any worry of those problems ever coming back!